Cabinet reshuffle 4:45

The Cabinet reshuffle early next month will mean six senior Ministers being replaced by Ministers of State and Government backbenchers, according to (...)

Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell.

The judge chairing the inquiry into taped telephone calls at Garda stations should be asked if his work could be prejudiced by the Department of Justi(...)

Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell was accused of putting on a ’farcical’ performance and ’talking down the clock’ during an appearance  before the Oireachtas Justice Committee to discuss the Guerin Report. 1:36

Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell was accused of putting on a “farcical” performance and “talking down the clock” during an appear(...)

Joan Burton TD, MEP candidate Lorraine Higgins,  Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, Emer Costello MEP and Phil Prendergast MEP at the launch of the Labour European and local election manifestos at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland South MEP Phil Prendergast has said she stands by her calls for Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to resign as Labour leader, but says she will not work (...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald  brought her first memorandum as Minister for Justice to Cabinet.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has resolved to initiate an expert review of the Department of Justice on foot of the Guerin report into Garda malpractice claims by S(...)

Brian Purcell: the secretary general of the Department of Justice may appear before an Oireachtas Committee to address criticisms of his department’s response to allegations made by Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Frank Miller.

An Oireachtas committee has requested that secretary general of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell appear before it on Thursday. It wants Mr Pu(...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan retired last month.

The all-party parliamentary committee on justice is writing to the Taoiseach requesting that the commission o(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White

Details on events surrounding briefings given to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter on(...)

Thanksgiving is celebrated at Red Hook Community Justice Centre, Brooklyn’s community court

On a seemingly ordinary Monday in November 2012, New York City experienced a watershed moment when not a single violent crime was reported to police. (...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: says there is “great difficulty” in determining the extent to which prostitution in Ireland was engaged in voluntarily between consenting adults. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has asked for advice from the Attorney General and the Minister for Health on a proposal to criminalise the purchase(...)